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Personal archives of Murray G. Brown

  • MS-2-802
  • Accession
  • 1980-2012

This fonds contains primarily research- and teaching-related materials, including notes, annotated drafts of papers, presentations and reports, abstracts, correspondence, funding applications and reports, as well as some administrative papers and employment records and contracts.

Brown, Murray

Byron Ulric Hatfield Photograph Collection

  • MS-2-781
  • Collection
  • [before 1949]

Collection contains seventy-seven glass plate lantern slides created by Byron Ulric Hatfield in Nova Scotia during the early twentieth century. Hatfield took photographs of coastal landscapes, churches and other buildings, and people working and in social settings. He also photographed published illustrations of Acadian life, including several illustrations of scenes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie." Hatfield developed his own photographs and created "magic lantern" slides to use in an illustrated lecture titled "The Land of Evangeline: The Land of Romance, Legend, and Picturesque Beauty." He gave lectures in various locations throughout the eastern United States.

Hatfield, Byron Ulric

Discussion for peace and progress

  • MS-11-7, OS Box 4, Folder 57
  • Item
  • 1953

Item is an audio disc recording of a "discussion for peace and progress" moderated by Ben Grauer at a Dalhousie University meeting in New York, New York in 1953.

Grauer, Benjamin Franklin, 1908-1977

Technical University of Nova Scotia fonds

  • UA-10
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1999

Fonds consists of the records of the Technical University of Nova Scotia, predominanty from its first 40 years as the Nova Scotia Technical College and from its final decade before amalgamation with Dalhousie University.

College governance is well documented through the minutes and correspondence of the Board of Governors and the Senate, and the President’s records.

The administration of technical education courses in communities throughout Nova Scotia, 1907-1947, is minutely detailed in the records of the Director of Technical Education, as well as through the series of beautiful glass plate negatives of Technical Education classes.

The Public Relations office created files, photographs, sound and video recordings of events, faculty, staff and students of TUNS.

A selection of student records is available in the series of records from the Registrar’s Office; however access is restricted to protect privacy.

The development of the TUNS campus is well documented through construction photographs, aerial photographs, historical overviews, and files on land acquisition and renovations to historic buildings.

Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Dalhousie Arts Centre fonds

  • UA-29
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2004, predominant 1970-1989

Fonds consists of administrative records related to the operation of the Dalhousie Arts Centre which includes correspondence, personnel files, reports, and memos; audio-visual materials; minutes, correspondence, and reports related to the Dalhousie Cultural Activities Committee and its sub-committees; financial records which include annual and monthly reports, budget records, payroll reports and other fiscal documents; artistic organization files; photographic records of performers; production, performance and event records that include contracts, news clippings, and promotional materials; as well as publicity materials for the Arts Centre.

Dalhousie University. Arts Centre.

Drawings of the Dalhousie University mace

  • 2017-003, SF Box 84, Folder 14
  • File
  • 1949

File contains nine drawings of the Dalhousie University mace created by R.L. de C.H. Saunders, a Dalhousie University Professor of Anatomy who designed the mace in 1949. The drawings illustrate details of various parts of the mace. The mace was carved by former Deputy Mayor of Halifax A.H. Macmillan. It is used during convocation ceremonies and stored in University Hall.

President’s Office fonds

  • UA-3
  • Fonds
  • 1820-2004

This fonds consists of photographs; audiovisual materials; newspaper clippings; pamphlets and posters; Dalhousie publications and other printed material; student and personnel files; correspondence; manuscripts; reports created by or reviewed by senior administration; financial materials including accounts payable and receivable documents, budgets, and ledgers; legal documents, including deeds and leases; diaries; scrapbooks; meeting minutes and agendas; academic plans; speeches; and other documents related to the senior administration’s sphere of responsibility.

Dalhousie University. Office of the President.

Ocean Production Enhancement Network fonds

  • MS-2-51
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1995

Fonds contains published reports, newsletters, proposals, and funding applications from the Ocean Production Enhancement Network (OPEN). The fonds also includes a paper on OPEN written by Ronald Keith O'Dor.

Ocean Production Enhancement Network (OPEN).

Eliza Ritchie fonds

  • MS-2-433
  • Fonds
  • 1889, 1930-1933

Fonds consists of a printed copy of Ritchie's thesis, completed in 1889 at Cornell University; two essay offprints from The Dalhousie Review; and a hand-bound catalogue of Ritchie's book collection, with her personal bookplate on the endpapers.

Ritchie, Eliza

Vincent C. MacDonald fonds

  • MS-2-171, Box 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1985

Fonds consists of law publications and print materials relating primarily to government, the Canadian Constitution, or to Newfoundland joining confederation; copies of speeches; correspondence with family, friends, and professional associates, including some from former Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King; newspaper clippings and memorabilia; photographs; and a small group of other miscellaneous documents which includes stories of MacDonald written by friends and associates for the Dalhousie University Faculty of Law publication Hearsay.

MacDonald, Vincent Christopher

Herbert Leslie Stewart fonds

  • MS-2-45
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1953

Fonds consists of records primarily originating from Herbert L. Stewart's work as a philosopher, professor, and political commentator. Records include manuscripts and typescripts, notes, scrapbooks, diaries, offprints, reports, and correspondence. One series comprises Stewart's collection of his father's sermons, notes, and correspondence.

Stewart, Herbert Leslie

Brian Hall fonds

  • MS-2-799
  • Fonds
  • [after 1958], 1965 - 2016

Fonds contain materials relating to the work and teaching of Brian Hall. Items include awards and notices of awards received by Hall, correspondence regarding his work and achievements, lecture and class notes from courses Hall taught, information regarding grants earned, early Zoology schoolwork, publication information and original figures, media coverage, and seminars given. Items also include photographs and a reference card system with related card sorting sticks.

University of the Air

  • UA-46
  • Collection
  • October 24, 1976

University of the air was a distance learning initiative started by CTV's regional television affiliates, to offer degree-related video courses, taught by University professors around the country. Production of University of the Air started in 1966, and continued until 1983. The University of the Air courses were structured into series, around a central theme, and divided into 5 episodes. This collection comprises four such series which were produced in atlantic Canada, and hosted by Dalhousie University Faculty. Series one is entitled "The Oceans", series two is "The Structure of Sound", series three is "20th Century Latin America: Why Revolution", and series four is "Textiles: Their Development and Effects".

Dalhousie University. Board of Governors.

Personal archives of Ian McAllister

  • MS-2-769
  • Accession
  • 1967-2010

Accession contains research material, articles, book reviews and books written by Ian McAllister between 1967 and 2010. Subjects include regional and international development, universities, peacebuilding, the Red Cross, and humanitarian aid. Accession also contains lectures and address given for different Conferences and organizations through out the years. Accession also includes one photograph.

McAllister, Ian, 1937-

Frank Baird fonds

  • MS-2-5, SF Box 13, Folder 2
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1933

Fonds consists of a draft typescript of Baird's "Doctor Archibald MacMechan: An Estimate and an Appreciation," commissioned by The Halifax Chronicle for their 1923 New Year's edition and withdrawn at Archibald MacMechan's request. Also present are three letters from MacMechan concerning the article and a later letter from Stanley MacKenzie regarding an essay by Baird rejected by The Dalhousie Review.

Baird, Frank, Rev. Dr., 1870-1951

Allan Bevan fonds

  • MS-2-472
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1960-1980

Fonds contains textual records relating to the history of the activities of the Dalhousie University English Department and to Bevan's academic activities. The fonds consist of research notes generated during Bevan's study of Dryden's literature; academic and departmental correspondence and documentation created while Bevan was head of the English department and afterwards; documents and correspondence relating to operations at the Dalhousie Review from 1972-1980; fiction and other writings; material pertaining to courses he taught from 1949 to 1976; and various undated papers written by his students.

Bevan, Allan, Dr., 1913-1981

James De Mille and family fonds

  • MS-2-21
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1942

Fonds consists of records created and collected by the DeMill family, including Arthur DeMill, Anna DeMill, Nathan DeMill, Elisha Budd DeMill, Frederick E. DeMill, and Alfred DeMill. Materials include scrapbooks and journals, correspondence, business papers, photographs, and literary manuscripts by James De Mille.

De Mille, James

Donald Murray fonds

  • MS-5-10
  • Fonds
  • 1929, 1979

Fonds contains music and lyrics as well as a letter from Donald Murray.

Murray, Donald

George Hugh Henderson fonds

  • MS-2-516, SF Box 19, Folder 11 & 12; SF Box 27, Folder 23 & 29
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1950

Fonds comprises a letter from Ernest Rutherford and correspondence regarding a proposal to apply for the presidency of the University of New Brunswick. There is also a letter of appointment from the Ministry of National Defence, a list of Henderson's publications, miscellaneous offprints, obituaries, high school diplomas, Cavendish Laboratory dinner menus, and the warrant of appointment to the Order of the British Empire.

Henderson, George Hugh

James W. Clark's "Freud and Dalhousie: The Symons Affair of 1929"

  • MS-2-534, SF Box 19, Folder 13
  • Item
  • 1985

The manuscript was for a presentation Clark delivered at a Dalhousie History Seminar in March 1985. The text discusses Norman Jellings Symons, a professor of psychology at Dalhousie during the 1920s who studied, taught, and published articles related to Freudian theory.

Clark, James, W.

1981 Learned Societies Conference fonds

  • MS-2-447
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1981

Fonds consists of conference reports, press clippings, information on individual and society participants, and administration and planning documents.

Learned Societies Conference.

Dalhousie University Photograph Collection

  • PC1
  • Collection
  • [186-]-2015

Collection contains thousands of photographs depicting events at Dalhousie University from the late 1800s to the present day.

James Baxter fonds

  • MS-2-7, SF Box 13, Folder 4
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1864, 1917

Fonds consists of notes of lectures on logic delivered by James Ross at the Theological Seminary in Truro, Nova Scotia (1860-1861) and on Moral Philosophy at Dalhousie College (1863-1864), as well as certificates of attendance from the 1860s and a photograph of Thomas McCulloch and others.

Baxter, James, 1844

A.J. William Myers fonds

  • MS-2-442, Box 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1974

This fonds consists of diaries; correspondence; manuscripts of articles, books and sermons; published works; research files and class notes; scrapbooks; an assortment of personal materials; and photographs.

Myers, A.J. Williams, 1877-1975

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1725 fonds

  • MS-9-4
  • Fonds
  • 1974

Fonds includes circulars issued by Dalhousie University to recruit members for the Canadian Union of Public Employees as well as circulars issued by the Canadian Union of Public Employees to the existing Dalhousie University members. Also included in the fonds is a poster highlighting guest speaker Grace Hartman.

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 1725.

William Jarvis McCurdy fonds

  • MS-2-327
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1988

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence and records pertaining to the Dalhousie Class of 1926 and William Jarvis McCurdy. Financial records include class contributions and invoice payments; correspondence includes letters exchanged between McCurdy and various classmates, letters to Elinor Barnstead and a letter from Elinor Barnstead to Wilfrid Creighton.

McCurdy's personal records include a newspaper announcement of his 1929 engagement to Avis Marshall, his 1931 doctoral thesis from Harvard University, and the memorial service program of his death in 1988.

McCurdy, William Jarvis

Dalhousie-King's Reading Club fonds

  • MS-2-456
  • Fonds
  • 1925-2010

Fonds consists primarily of meeting minutes, membership and attendance lists, programmes, a copy of the club’s sixty-fifth anniversary cookbook, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers which include photos and records related to the club’s anniversary events.

Dalhousie-King's Reading Club

Archibald MacMechan fonds

  • MS-2-82
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1949

Fonds contains diaries, correspondence, manuscripts of published and unpublished writings, research notes, materials related to MacMechan's research and teaching and other university-related activities, artwork, memorabilia, scrapbooks, photographs and financial papers.

MacMechan, Archibald McKellar

Stanley Cowan fonds

  • MS-2-673, Box 1-7
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1994

This fonds consists of English department meeting minutes and course materials for English 1006 (Introduction to Literature), English 2233 (Science Fiction), and English 3206 (American Literature of the Nineteenth Century). Course materials include assignments, outlines, overheads, student marks and attendance records, and other textual documents materials related to these courses.

Cowan, Stanley

George Farquhar fonds

  • MS-2-237, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1968

This fonds consists primarily of records related to the Board of Governors collected by Farquhar during his time on the board, including minutes; the report A Survey and Plan of Fund-raising for Dalhousie University; and a file of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications related to President Stanley Carleton’s resignation.

The fonds also includes some other miscellaneous materials collected by Farquhar related to the history of Dalhousie or the province, and associations/events with which he was involved. These records include pamphlets, song books, biographical sketches of some notable Nova Scotians, and a number of event programs and invitations.

Farquhar, George

Dalhousie Alumni Association fonds

  • UA-32
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1988, bulk 1914-1945

The fonds consists of records relating to the administration and governance of the association; correspondence carried out on behalf of the Association; events such as the amalgamation of Dalhousie University and the Technical University of Nova Scotia, various university campaigns, Dalhousie Centenary celebrations; association-sponsored activities such as memorials and tributes, track and field meets, and reunions; graduate and alumni lists; photographs of alumni who served in World War I; and press stories about the Association.

Dalhousie Alumni Association

Ruth (Goodman) Pink fonds

  • MS-2-800
  • Fonds
  • 1932-2015, bulk 1932-1937

Fonds contains two scrapbooks assembled by Ruth Marilyn (Goodman) Pink. One scrapbook was assembled while Goodman was a student at Dalhousie and contains dance cards; place cards; programs; schedules and memorabilia from freshman initiation; and other memorabilia from events at Dalhousie and elsewhere in Halifax. The other scrapbook was assembled during Goodman's graduation from Dalhousie and the following year or so, and contains greeting cards and telegrams sent to Goodman for her graduation; programs; dance cards; greeting cards; and other memorabilia from events at Dalhousie and in other places around Nova Scotia. Both scrapbooks contain photographs of Goodman's friends and family taken at Dalhousie and during visits to various places around Nova Scotia.

Pink, Ruth Marilyn (Goodman)

Registrar's Office fonds

  • UA-7
  • Fonds
  • 1849 - [199-]

Fonds contains records produced by the Dalhousie University Registrar's Office, including student registration cards, registration books, exam books, matriculation registers, student directories, and correspondence.

Thomas McCulloch collection

  • MS-2-40
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1843, 1955

Collection contains both original records and reproductions of materials related to Reverend Thomas McCulloch. Items include a glass plate etching of McCulloch, microfilm copies of his books, a sample of his shorthand, a ticket to a lecture given by McCulloch, and correspondence. The collection also includes a microform copy of a thesis written by a Dalhousie student about McCulloch.

McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843

Thomas McCulloch, Jr. fonds

  • MS-2-41
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1865

Fonds consists of Thomas McCulloch Jr.'s correspondence with various persons and organizations, manuscripts, and documents from McCulloch's visit(s) to France.

McCulloch, Thomas, Jr.

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691
  • Accession
  • 1976-1981

Accessions consist of materials related to the publication of the poetry periodical Germination. Materials include manuscripts and proofs, editorial drafts, correspondence, sales and business records, and promotional materials.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691.2018-044
  • Accession
  • 1978-2013

Accession contains: book manuscripts of Dirge folios, Ova Aves, Clouds flying before the eye, and The deer yard; article typescripts of: Christopher Pratt and Mary Pratt, Petit Force, Porter' obsession: images from an illustrated mind (Brian Porter), The coming of age of David Adams Richards, and The road taken, Fundy Geological Museum expansion: interpretive themes, On the beach, Tantramar revisited, Home of the long tides, the Parrsboro Shore, Spencer's pure presences, Respectable rebel (A. J. Casson), Saving the eagle - with a little help from its friends, May Day on the old marsh, Case Hoyt, Mertola's living history, and May Day on the old marsh; correspondence of Harry Thurston; two speeches and talks; sound recording interviews with: Mary Pratt, and Christopher Pratt: David Blackwood; A.J. Casson; David Adam Richards; Sandy Spencer; Joe Norris; John Houston; and Riordan regarding folk art; and Brian Porter, conducted by Harry Thurston; and research material.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

Dalhousie University 200th anniversary time capsule

  • UA-53
  • Collection
  • [ca. 2016-2018]

Collection contains material submitted for inclusion in a time capsule, to be buried on Dalhousie University's Studley campus as part of Dalhousie's bicentennial celebrations. The material was submitted by various departments and individuals from Dalhousie University.

John F. Graham fonds

  • MS-2-623
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1991

Fonds consists of material created and collected by John F. Graham during his career as a professor at Dalhousie University, as well as some material prior to this time. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, manuscripts and drafts of writings by Graham, course and lecture materials, departmental memos, research, and similar material.

Graham, John F.

Jewish Endowment Fund for Dalhousie fonds

  • MS-2-204
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1945

Fonds consists of correspondence to and from donors (1936-1945), student lists, and miscellaneous papers and receipts. Most of the donor correspondence relates to requests for donations, in particular for the Cape Breton Regional Scholarship and the Hebrew Prize in Pathology.

The Jewish Endowment for Dalhousie.

Robert MacGregor Dawson fonds

  • MS-2-256, Box 1-33
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1962, 1920-1958

Fonds comprises primarily Dawson's research materials, including newspaper clippings, assorted print materials, notes and correspondence, manuscript drafts, proofs and offprints. There is a smaller volume of personal and family papers, personal and professional correspondence, four photograph albums, and over 160 photographs of Dawson’s family, homes, and friends from his student days at Dalhousie.

Dawson, Robert MacGregor

Personal archives of Theodore Ross

  • MS-2-129
  • Accession
  • 1919-1920

Accession consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Theodore Ross. Materials primarily concern agricultural and personal matters, Dalhousie's anniversary, capital campaign, and student residents at Pine Hill.

Ross, Theodore

Avis (Marshall) McCurdy fonds

  • MS-2-299, SF Box 36, Folders 12-16 ; SF Box 36, Folders 1-11, 17-24
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1924-1927

Fonds comprises exam questions, debating notes, dance cards, invitations, sorority notes, pins and other memorabilia from McCurdy's student years at Dalhousie University. There are also records (correspondence, financial statements, clippings, menus) from university reunions in 1938, 1967 and 1977.

McCurdy, Avis Hunter (Marshall)

C.L. Bennet fonds

  • MS-2-486
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1957, predominant 1930-1950

Fonds contains considerable material from the Dalhousie Review from 1950–1953, including correspondence, book reviews and articles pending; correspondence relating to Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies and Senate; examinations and papers of Dalhousie students (primarily 1930s); correspondence, outlines and galley proofs of Canada Books, I to VI, 1933–1951; correspondence and other material relating to the Down Under Club and Anzac Club (1940s); personal papers, including Bennet's course notes and exams from his days as a Harvard undergraduate; copies of acting scripts; photographs of local theatre productions, the School for the Blind, Dalhousie University English Department, and the first Soviet war bride in England (Nora Murray); and copies of Archibald MacMechan's Late Harvest and E. Ritchie's In the Gloaming.

Bennet, C.L.

Charles Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-42
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1901

Fonds consists of handwritten and printed sermons and lectures and an open letter to the Chancellor of the University of Halifax (1877). It also includes a convocation address (1870) and the order of service for Macdonald's funeral (1901).

Macdonald, Charles

Correspondence of Daniel C. Harvey

  • MS-2-30, SF Box 16, Folder 4
  • File
  • 1913-1928

File consists of correspondence to Harvey from Dr. A. MacMechan and his wife, a recommendation letter from MacMechan to Edwin Laftus, and a letter from George W. Robinson to Dr. MacMechan.

Harvey, Daniel Cobb, Dr.

Technical drawings of Dalhousie University buildings

  • UA-9
  • Accession
  • 1912-2003

Accession contains architectural sketches and textual documents related to Eliza Ritchie Hall; Storage Facility; Shirreff Hall; Howe Hall; Studley House; Old Management Building (Coburg); Marion McCain Building; Dalplex; Computer Science; Central Services; Glengary; Burbidge; Forrest Building; CRC; Legal Aid; O Building; T Building; U Building; Life Sciences Centre; and National Research Council buildings. The accession also includes original architectural drawings by Adnrew Cobb and proposed campus landscapes by Thomas Mawson.

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